Tag Archives: Doubt

God Has It All Figured Out ~

If you live by faith,
you’ll not have doubt
that everything God
has all figured out.

For you understand,
He is omnipotent
and all that He does
is divinely significant.

If you live by faith,
in God you do trust
you know He’s always
holy, fair and just.

For you believe,
He is omniscient
and you recognize
He’s always consistent.

If you live by faith,
God you will not doubt
for you know He knows
how things will work out!

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Isaiah 55:8-9

For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways,
and my thoughts than your thoughts.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Worthy ~

Sometimes we don’t feel,
we are worthy of . . .
God’s mercy and favor
let alone His gift of love.

But, that is just a lie,
satan likes to tell . . .
for he wants to drag us
straight with him into hell.

Sometimes we don’t feel,
we are deserving of . . .
Jesus’ saving grace
let alone His undying love.

But, that is just the devil,
trying to get into us . . .
for, he is out to destroy
in God our faith and trust.

Sometimes satan will,
unsettle us with worry
but, we must believe . . .
to God we are worthy!

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1 Corinthians 6:11

And such were some of you:
but ye are washed, but ye
are sanctified, but ye are
justified in the name of
the Lord Jesus, and by the
Spirit of our God.

2 Corinthians 11:3

But I fear, lest by any means,
as the serpent beguiled Eve
through his subtilty,
so your minds should be
corrupted from the
simplicity that is in Christ.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Harden Your Heart Not ~

Harden not your heart,
to your spiritual condition
let it not turn cold
by your selfish ambition.

Let it not turn callous,
like the rebellious one
let it not become distant
by a grumbling tongue.

Harden not your heart,
to the Spirit’s leading
let it not turn frigid
by the sins you’re keeping.

Let it not become rigid,
by carelessly drifting
let it not be stubborn
by the life you’re living.

Harden not your heart,
by disbelief or doubt
let it not turn icy
by shutting God’s Word out.

Let it not turn you away,
from the hope of eternal peace
let it not turn to stone . . .
lest your faith in God may cease!

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Hebrews 3:13

“But exhort one another daily,
while it is called To day;

lest any of you be hardened
through the deceitfulness of sin.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Lessons On The Sea ~

On the sea of doubt,
I have learned to be
fearless as the waves
come crashing over me.

For, I know to be strong,
even when I’m frightened
my grip on Jesus . . .
must remain tightened.

On the sea of worry,
I have learned to be
not so overwhelmed
by what I cannot see.

For, I know to be brave,
even when I’m terrified
my eyes on Jesus . . .
musn’t be cast aside.

The lessons on the sea,
of worry and doubt . . .
have taught how to shut
fear and apprehension out!

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Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is
that doth go with thee; he will
not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof are still.

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Deborah Ann Belka


White-Knuckled Faith ~

White-knuckled faith,
holds on tightly to fear
has a hard time . . .
getting trust into gear.

It becomes panicky,
when danger is met
rather having peace
it knows only how to fret.

White-knuckled faith,
struggles often with hope
has a hard time . . .
knowing just how to cope.

It’s filled with the dread,
that scares and terrifies
over every concern
it panics and agonizes.

White-knuckled faith,
can be only cured
if into fear’s snare. . .
it stops being lured!

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Proverbs 29:25

The fear of man bringeth a snare:
but whoso putteth his trust in
the Lord shall be safe.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Faith Swells ~

Faith rises,
in the waves
for our Savior
we know will save.

Then when life,
comes crashing down
in troubles waters
we will not drown.

Faith swells,
in the surges
where hope in God
onward urges.

Then when challenges,
are all surrounding
our confidence
will keep abounding.

Faith rises,
above the swells
it comes from where
the Holy Spirit dwells!

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Matthew 14:30-31

But when he saw the wind boisterous,
he was afraid; and beginning to sink,
he cried, saying, Lord, save me.

And immediately Jesus stretched forth
his hand, and caught him, and said
unto him, O thou of little faith,
wherefore didst thou doubt?

Psalm 107:29

He maketh the storm a calm,
so that the waves thereof
are still.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


I Have God’s Power ~

I have God’s power,
it’s right inside of me
it blesses me with faith
for things I can’t see.

It dissipates the doubt,
evaporates the fear
it allows me to believe
my God is always near.

I have God’s power,
He gave it to me the day
when to His Son . . .
I gave my heart away.

It lifted the darkness,
revealing His True Light
giving me the ability
to trust in His holy might.

I have God’s power,
to believe without seeing
it fills me with such hope
tis why it’s so freeing!

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Ephesians 1:19

And what is the exceeding
greatness of his power to
us-ward who believe,
according to the working
of his mighty power

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Deborah Ann Belka


Anxiety’s Trap ~

I felt the trap,
of anxiety
set a snare
on my sanity.

The conditions,
were just ripe
that at my heart
it took a swipe.

I took the bait,
ran away with it
then fell into
a nervous snit.

It took some time,
for me to see
this isn’t where
God wants me.

So I sent my own trap,
for anxiety . . .
now with God’s love
fear had no priority!

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1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love;
but perfect love casteth out fear:
because fear hath torment.
He that feareth is not made
perfect in love.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Finishing Well ~

Whatever you begin,
finish it well . . .
let the power of God
rise in you and swell.

Be faithful all the way,
as you run the race
hold on to the hope
of the Gospel of grace.

Whatever you start,
finish it well . . .
let the Holy Spirit
your fears quell.

Trust and believe,
Jesus is your strength
to go the distance
no matter the length.

Whatever you do,
finish it joyfully . . .
so you may complete
the course triumphantly!
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Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me,
neither count I my life dear
unto myself, so that I might
finish my course with joy,
and the ministry, which I have
received of the Lord Jesus,
to testify the gospel of
the grace of God.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


What’s In Your Heart ~

What’s in your heart,
what idol has it occupied
what’s causing God . . .
to be small and minimized?

Do you overtly worship,
adore and love it
is it filling up the space
of the Holy Spirit?

What’s on your mind,
what thoughts do you greet
what’s causing Jesus . . .
to take a back seat?

Do you openly fantasize,
on worldly pleasure
is it taking the place
of your eternal treasure?

What is in your heart,
what is on your mind
what is satan using . . .
to keep your soul blind?

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2 Corinthians 4:4

In whom the god of this world
hath blinded the minds of them
which believe not, lest the light
of the glorious gospel of Christ,
who is the image of God,
should shine unto them.

King James Version
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Copyright 2019
Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.17.19


I’ll Praise Him No Matter What ~

Lord, I’ll praise You in the quietness,
when my soul is at rest
I’ll praise You in the tranquil times
when I’m feeling oh, so blessed.

I’ll praise You while in the valley,
when my spirit is feeling low
I’ll praise You in darker times
when I’m not sure which way to go.

I’ll praise You from the mountain top,
when my heart with You is right
I’ll praise You for each victory
when I’m soaking in Your light.

I’ll praise You in the gusts that blow,
when my soul is tossed about
I’ll praise You in the stormy sea
when I am struggling with doubt.

Lord, I’ll praise You no matter what,
be it I am blessed or stressed
I will praise You regardless . . .
if  I am anxious or at rest!

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Psalm 46:1-3

“God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear,
though the earth be removed,

and though the mountains be
carried into the midst of the sea;

though the waters thereof
roar and be troubled,

though the mountains shake
with the swelling thereof. Selah.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Spare-Tire Christians ~

Spare-tire Christians,
smooth and tread-bare
only have faith . . .
when they lose air.

Calling on God,
only when deflated
the rest of the time
their ego’s inflated.

Spare-tire Christians,
come out of the trunk
only when they run . . .
out of good luck.

Praying to God,
for an easy, quick fix
then they speed off
back to their old tricks.

Spare tire Christians,
they are all around
they only need God . . .
when they break down!

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2 Timothy 3:5

Having a form of godliness,
but denying the power thereof:
from such turn away.

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Deborah Ann Belka


Restless No More ~

When your worries,
leave you restless
and your fears
render you useless.

That’s when you need,
to ask God to free you
from the concerns
that you’re enslaved to.

When your anxieties,
leave you jittery
and your emotions
cause you misery.

That’s when you need,
to ask Jesus to impart
the calm only He can
bring into your heart.

When your fears and cares,
have you feeling edgy
let the peace of Jesus . . .
make your nerves steady!

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Matthew 11:28-30

Come unto me, all ye that labour
and are heavy laden,
and I will give you rest.

Take my yoke upon you,
and learn of me; for I am meek
and lowly in heart: and ye
shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy,
and my burden is light.

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Pillar Of Wisdom ~

Sometimes I’m unsure,
of the way I should go
and I wish I had me . . .
a pillar of light to show.

For my troubles and cares,
cloud up my vision
and I need God’s clarity
to make my decision.

Sometimes I’m hesitant,
deciding the best route
and I need God’s guidance
to clear up any doubt.

For my thoughts run rampant,
with the options before me
and I need His guiding light
so the way I can see.

Sometimes when I’m stymied
not knowing what to do
I pray and ask God for . . .
a pillar of wisdom too!

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Exodus 13:21

“And the Lord went before them
by day in a pillar of a cloud,
to lead them the way; and by
night in a pillar of fire,
to give them light; to go
by day and night:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Keep On Persisting On ~

Faith feeling sluggish,
got no get up and go
are you starting to get
for the race too slow?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on keeping on . . .
and on Jesus’ strength
persist drawing upon.

Trust feels lacking,
lost that staying power
are you beginning to sense
your hope has soured?

Well you need to continue,
to keep on persisting on . . .
and on God’s holy might
maintain drawing upon.

Is your faith sluggish,
is your trust listless . . .
well keep on holding on
to the life ~ righteous!

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1 Timothy 6:12

Fight the good fight of faith,
lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called,
and hast professed a good
profession before many witnesses.

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Deborah Ann Belka

 


Renewed Each Day ~

I would have lost heart,
given up on spiritual things
I would have fainted away
from the troubles life brings.

I would have passed out,
lost my faith and my hope
I would have lost count
just thrown in the rope.

I would have sunk under,
the pressure of my fears
I would have called it quits
amidst all of my tears.

I would have been crushed,
under my heavy load
I would have gotten off
the narrow traveled road.

I would have lost heart,
if each day I wasn’t renewed
I would have given up Lord . . .
if I didn’t keep my eyes on You!

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart.
Though
outwardly we are
wasting away,yet inwardly 

we are being renewed day by day.
For our 
light affliction,
which is but for a moment, is 

working for us a far more exceeding
and 
eternal weight of glory,
while we do not look 

at the things which are seen,
but at the 
things which are not seen.
For the things
which are seen
are temporary,
but the things 
which are not seen
are eternal.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


The Loom of Gloom ~

When my heart feels hopeless,
when desperation sets in
as I become anxious from . . .
the turmoil twirling within.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I plea
for His perfect peace
to wash over me.

When my mind feels helpless,
when gloom is on the loom
as I become anxious from . .
incoming thoughts of doom.

I drop to my knees,
to my Father I pray
for His Spirit of peace
to quickly come my way.

When my heart and mind,
feel hopeless and anxious
I drop to my knees . . .
and think on things precious!

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Philippians 4:8-9

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever
things are true, whatsoever
things are honest, whatsoever
things are just, whatsoever
things are pure, whatsoever
things are lovely, whatsoever
things are of good report;
if there be any virtue,
and if there be any praise,
think on these things.

Those things, which ye have
both learned, and received,
and heard, and seen in me,
do: and the God of peace
shall be with you.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Troubles Abounding ~

In this fallen world . . .
they’ll be troubles abounding
worries and cares
conceptually confounding.

But, Jesus said we’re not,
to fret or to despair
but to hand over to Him
our every single care.

Each day there’s enough,
troubles of its own
packed full of anxiety
from the things unknown.

But, Jesus insisted,
we are not to dread
nor are we to panic
but to trust Him instead.

In this fallen world,
we’ll have plenty of distress
but, Jesus makes it clear
over them we needn’t obsess!

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John 16:33

“These things I have spoken unto you,
that in me ye might have peace.
In the world ye shall have tribulation:
but be of good cheer;
I have overcome the world.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


To Be That Person ~

We all need someone,
to lift us up when down
a special person
who is always around.

We all need an ear,
on which to rely
we all need a shoulder
to lay our heads and cry.

We all need a friend,
in which to run to
we all need a supporter
to help get us through.

We all need Jesus,
to encourage us
to be that person
someone else can trust.

We all need someone,
some times, some way
we all need each other
to lift us up and pray!

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Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

“Two are better than one;
because they have a good
reward for their labour.

“For if they fall, the one will
lift up his fellow:
but woe to him that is
alone when he falleth;
for he hath not another
to help him up.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~01.21.19~


Negative Thoughts ~

Negative thoughts,
coming from nowhere
bombarding our hearts
with distrust and despair.

From out of the blue,
they attack our mind
robbing us of our hope
leaving anxiety behind.

Negatives thoughts,
blown in like a whirlwind
til under their control
we find ourselves pinned.

From places unknown,
they come to the surface
assaulting our knowledge
of God and His purpose.

Negative thoughts,
we must take captive
to them we cannot be
inactive or passive!

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2 Corinthians 10:5

“Casting down imaginations,
and every high thing that
exalteth itself against
the knowledge of God,
and bringing into captivity
every thought to the
obedience of Christ;

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus Loves You Too ~

Jesus loves me,
I know this to be true
in fact I also know
He loves you too.

For in His Word,
He tells us why
how for our salvation
He was willing to die.

Jesus loves me,
I have no doubt
for in my life
I didn’t shut Him out.

I heard Him knock,
He came right in
forgave me at once
for all of my sin.

Jesus loves me,
He loves you too
so much that He gave
His life for you!

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John 3:16

“For God so loved the world,
that he gave his only
begotten Son, that whosoever
believeth in him should
not perish, but have
everlasting life.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Shall Not Be Moved ~

Though, my troubles are many,
and surround me night and day
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will make a way.

Though, my burdens are great,
and follow me wherever I go
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord’s peace l shall know.

Though, my enemies oppress me,
and try to hold me down
I shall not be moved . . .
for the Lord will keep me sound.

Though, my days are a vapor,
and the end may soon be near
I shall not be moved . . .
for in the Lord I’ve no fear.

Though, my nights are long,
and often filled with dread
I shall not be moved . . .
for on Jesus I rest my head!

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Psalm 62:6

“He only is my rock
and my salvation:

He is my defence;
I shall not be moved.”

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Whatever Comes ~

Lord, this new year,
I am trusting You
what comes my way
to bring me through.

If there be sunshine,
I’ll delight in the rays
knowing they’ll lead me
to Your truth and ways.

If there be clouds,
hanging over my head
I’ll not let them fill me
with fear of dread.

If the skies open up,
out of the blue
my anchor will be set
right into You.

Lord this new year,
in You I’m trusting
be there clear skies
or storms gusting!

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Romans 8:28

“And we know that
all things work together
for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Inside Out ~

 

Lord, You have searched my heart,
You know it inside out
You know where faith runs deep
and the potholes full of doubt.

You have looked into my mind,
You know all of its ups and downs
You know the ruts of fear
and the pockets of peace around.

You have looked into my thoughts,
You know the turbulence
You know the ebbs of calm
and the waves of nervousness.

You have looked into my soul,
You know its fragile stubbornness
You know when it’s softly pliable
and when it’s stiff with faithlessness.

Lord, You have searched my heart,
my mind, thoughts and soul
and I know there’s more . . .
for You to shape and mold!

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Psalm 139:23

“Search me, O God,
and know my heart:
try me, and know
my thoughts:”

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Deborah Ann Belka


By God’s Grace ~

Sometimes life . . .
can be so unfair
and we anguish over
the depth of our despair.

We become disoriented,
with God’s plans for us
forgetting why we even
in Him place our trust.

Sometimes life . . .
throws us a curve ball
making us wonder
if there’s a God at all.

We become disillusioned,
about God’s will for us
ignoring the fact He is
always fair and just.

Sometimes life . . .
it just too hard to face
but, we who keep trusting
do so by God’s grace!

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Proverbs 3:5-6

“Trust in the Lord with
all thine heart;
and lean not unto
thine own understanding.’

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~10.16.18~


Enduring The Storm ~

Though the storm outside,
is swirling all about . . .
inside of me there’s not
one single drop of doubt.

For, I know God’s in control,
of the thunder overhead
and there isn’t anything
for me to fear or dread.

The winds may be gusting,
tearing things apart
but, there’s a calming breeze
sweeping through my heart.

For, I know God’s out there,
keeping His eyes on things
and He will give me the strength
to endure the storms He brings.

I do not know just how long,
this storm is going to last
but, my faith will keep me trusting
until its final blast!

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Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good,
a strong hold in
the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them
that trust in him.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Tip-Toe Faith ~

God has taken me,
into valley’s low and deep
with obstacles so hard
all I wanted to do was weep.

But instead I found,
what true trust was about
as I learned to give Jesus
all my fears and doubt.

God has placed me,
high on mountain tops
with many challenges
that made me want to stop.

But instead He showed me,
what true hope was about
once I found to Jesus
I could always reach out.

God has brought me through,
many highs and lows
to show me true faith
isn’t walked on tip-toes!

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Psalm 18:36

“Thou hast enlarged
my steps under me,
that my feet did not slip.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.10.18~


It’s No Snap ~

It isn’t easy,
this being strong
it’s really hard
when all’s going wrong.

It isn’t a snap,
this having courage
it’s difficult
not getting discouraged.

It isn’t comfortable,
this waiting and waiting
it’s laborious
to keep from fainting.

It isn’t painless,
this being perfectly still
it’s grueling
finding out God’s will.

But those who take heart,
to God’s timing
on eagle’s wings
you’ll find soaring!

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Psalm 27:14

“Wait on the Lord:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait,
I say, on the Lord.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Get God Involved ~

So often we have problems,
we try to fix alone . . .
when what we should do
is take them to the throne.

We know that in God,
we need to place our trust
but when troubles come
this doesn’t resonate in us.

So we think we’ve the power,
our worries we can overcome
and doing things ourselves
becomes the rule of thumb.

We know Jesus said,
our burden’s He would bear
and instead of letting go
we hold on to our care.

We set out our anchor,
in the sea of faithlessness
making for ourselves
an even bigger mess.

So often we have problems,
alone we try to resolve . . .
when we should be asking
for God to get involved!

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Psalm 55:22

“Cast thy burden upon the Lord,
and he shall sustain thee:
he shall never suffer the
righteous to be moved.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Afternoon Ponderings~08.02.18~


Pit Dwelling ~

When in the pits,
don’t stay there
get right out
so not to despair.

For pit dwelling,
will cause bitterness
and God’s blessings
you’ll surely miss.

When in the dumps,
don’t stay down
pull yourself out
lest in pity you drown.

For dump diving,
is a pit’s best friend
and is no place God
wants you to spend.

When in the pits
or down in the dumps
let your praise to God
give your faith a jump!

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Psalm 40:2

“He brought me up also out
of an horrible pit, out
of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Dust Dry ~

On days when I feel,
my faith is dust dry
when my spirit withers
as if it were to die.

I pick up my Bible,
to breathe some life back
into this soul of mine
for the hope that I lack.

On days when I feel,
my faith is desert dry
when the strength in me
takes a parched sigh.

Into the Word of God,
I quickly take a dive
and let the Holy Spirit
my very own revive.

On days when I feel,
an oncoming drought
I use God’s Word to shake
the dust off my doubt!

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Psalm 119:25

My soul cleaveth unto the dust:
quicken thou me according to thy word.

King James Version
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Deborah Ann Belka


Don’t Be Dismayed ~

When in a situation,
that has you afraid
trust God is with you
so not to be dismayed.

For His presence,
will bring you rest
so don’t be anxious
or with worry wrest.

When in a dilemma.
that has you leery
wait and be still
so not to be weary.

For God has a way,
for you to get through
so don’t be perplex
until it’s in your view.

When in a dilemma,
or caught in a situation
find rest with God until . . .
you reach your destination!

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Exodus 33:14

“And he said,
My presence shall
go with thee,
and I will give thee rest.”

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Seesawing Faith ~

Is your faith teetering,
is it hard to keep upright
do find yourself struggling
in doing what is right?

Does your joy get deflated,
at the first sight of trouble
do trials burst right through
your confidence bubble?

Is your trust like a seesaw,
that goes up and down
are you still trying to find
that piece of solid ground?

Does your hope seep out,
when temptation you face
do you forget all about . . .
Jesus’ love and grace?

Is your faith teetering,
seesawing from hot to lukewarm
they pray and ask God . . .
your mind again to transform!

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed to this world:
but be ye transformed by the renewing
of your mind, that ye may prove what
is that good, and acceptable,
and perfect, will of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


In A Jam ~

In a tight jam,
with no way out
once full of faith
now full of doubt?

Well, don’t you lose hope,
God’s the master of jams
for, He’s gotten out before
many of His trapped lambs.

Up against a wall,
don’t have a clear view
getting to the other side
looks impossible to do?

Well don’t you give up,
up and over you will go
for God will make a way
and a path He will show.

In a tight jam,
a wall up against . . .
well don’t you forget God
will come to your defense!

~~~~~~~~~

Isaiah 43:16

“Thus saith the Lord,
which maketh a way in the sea,
and a path in the mighty waters;”

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Let Trust Rule ~

If trust is to rule,
our mind and heart
then from God
we mustn’t depart.

For we know for us,
He has only the best
and on this truth
our souls can rest.

If trust is to dispel,
our fears and doubts
then the Word of God
we mustn’t shut out.

For in His Word,
we see all He is able
to keep our trust in Him
strong and stable.

When trust becomes,
to God our link . . .
into dread and despair
we will not sink!

~~~~~~

Psalm 112:7

“He shall not be
afraid of evil tidings:

his heart is fixed,
trusting in the Lord.”

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Troubled For Naught ~

Be strong, be courageous,
let your heart not be . . .
fearful or afraid
for the Lord is with thee.

Be strengthened, be secure,
you’ve nothing to fear
for God will be with you
to your side He’ll adhere.

Be brave, be undaunted,
no need to fear or dread
for God has promised
with His Spirit you’ll be lead.

Be fearless, be stout-hearted,
be care and worry free
for God will not fail
or ever leave thee.

Be strong, be courageous,
trouble your heart for naught
let God’s Word saturate
your minds every thought!

~~~~~~

Deuteronomy 31.6

“Be strong and of a good courage,
fear not, nor be afraid of them:
for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth
go with thee; he will not fail thee,
nor forsake thee.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


When Sleep Eludes You ~

When sleep eludes you,
on these things dwell upon
and before you know it
it will be a new dawn . . .

I will in perfect peace,
cause you to lie down
so come and rest on Me
I promise to stay around.

I will keep you safe,
all throughout the night
and when you awake
it’ll be to My light.

My ears are open,
to your every care
let Me have them now
so each one I can bear.

In My bottle I collect,
the drops of your tears
so trust Me tonight
with all of your fears.

This evening may be,
full of tears and sorrow
but, joy will come I promise
upon a new tomorrow!

Psalm 30:5

“For his anger endureth but a moment;
in his favour is life:
weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”

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Into God’s Capable Hands ~

When we put our troubles,
into God’s mighty hands
He in return gives us faith
in all things to withstand.

For, when our trust is put,
in the One who is in control
fear, doubt and trepidation
will not enter into the soul.

When we give to God,
our worries and our cares
He in return gives us grace
so not to crumble in despair.

For, when our hope is in,
the One who formed us
there too will we put
every ounce of our trust.

When we put our troubles,
into hands capable
God in return gives us  . . .
a way escapable!

~~~~~~~~

1 Peter 5:6

“Humble yourselves therefore
under the mighty hand of God,
that he may exalt you in due time:”

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Afternoon Ponderings~03.21.18~


Straight With God ~

Lord, let me be honest,
for, I want You to know . . .
that my faith and trust in You
does not always show.

Please don’t get angry,
when I say You seem far away
don’t be upset with me
for thinking at times this way.

Lord, don’t be disappointed,
when my hope becomes faint
do not get discouraged
when I find it’s hard to wait.

Please do not be enraged,
don’t turn Your ears off
when I’m feeling this way
do not at me scoff.

Lord, do not rebuke,
or chastise me . . .
I’m being straight with You
so the closer we can be!

~~~~~~~~

Psalm 6:1

” O Lord, rebuke me not in thine anger,
neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

Psalm 55:1

“Give ear to my prayer,
O God; and hide not
thyself from my supplication.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


God’s Mercy & Compassion ~

When you feel burdened,
by the worries you carry
and to the future
you are more than wary.

Know this one thing,
to be true . . .
God’s endless mercies
will renew.

When you feel heavy-laden,
by your every care
and the thought of tomorrow
you cannot seem to bear.

Know this one thing,
to be sure . . .
God’s compassions
heal and cure.

When you are over-loaded,
by your fear and doubt
God’s merciful compassion
will fail ~ you not!

~~~~~~~~~~~

Lamentations 3:22-23

“It is of the Lord’s mercies
that we are not consumed,
because his compassions fail not.

They are new every morning:
great is thy faithfulness.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Good Morning Quote ~ 01.25.18


God Knows All About Us ~

God knows,
each one of us
He knows if we doubt
or in Him trust.

He knows our names,
each and every one
He knows those who put
their faith in His Son.

God knows,
all of our needs
He knows if we believe
in His awesome deeds.

He knows our troubles,
the sum of our woes
He knows those who will
follow where He shows.

God knows,
our comings and goings
our future and our fate
He knows those heading
straight for the gate!

~~~~~~

Romans 9:21

“Hath not the potter power
over the clay,
of the same lump
to make one vessel unto honour,
and another unto dishonour?”

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Examine My Heart Lord ~

Lord, search my heart,
from the inside out
tell me where You find
places of fear and doubt.

See if You see in me,
any remaining skepticism
put into my heart
by religious dogmatism.

Lord, pull in the reins,
of my heart today
harness them to follow
Your righteous ways.

Yank hard if You must,
so closer to You I’ll turn
jerk ’em if You have to
so in hell I’ll not burn.

Lord, check the fruit,
for You, I am bearing
if any be rotting . . .
be quick with Your paring.

Make sure all my doings,
are being done for You
oh, Lord examine my heart
till for You it proves true!

~~~~~~

Jeremiah 17:10

I the Lord search the heart,
I try the reins, even to give
every man according to his ways,
and according to the fruit
of his doings.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


If We Know ~

If we know . . .
all things work for our good
then why don’t we trust God
like we know we should?

If we know . . .
together things will work out
then why don’t we trust God
instead of having doubt?

If we know . . .
with God all things are possible
then why don’t we trust God
with what is impossible?

If we know . . .
our life’s are in God’s control
then why don’t we trust God
with the things of the soul?

If we know . . .
and God we truly love
then why aren’t we willing
our fears to let go of?

~~~~~~~~

Romans 8.28

“We know that all things
work together for
good to them that love God:

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Deborah Ann Belka


I Do Not Doubt ~

My God has designs,
He will figure this out
He has a plan for me
in this I do not doubt.

Though I’m concerned,
He knows just what to do
and so my Father . . .
in faith I leave this with You.

My God keeps His promises,
He is forever merciful
everything He does
is perfectly purposeful.

Though I may be worried,
I am not afraid
for I know with God
I’m not to be dismayed.

My God is good,
He’s always fair and just
that is why in Him . . .
I choose to place my trust!

~~~~~

Psalm 138:8

“The Lord will perfect
that which concerneth me:
thy mercy, O Lord,
endureth for ever:
forsake not the works
of thine own hands.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Fearless ~

I once was bound,
knotted up with fear
but then Jesus came
and drew me near.

He took my thoughts,
filled them with hope
became the Anchor
at the end of my rope.

I once was chained,
coupled with dread
but then Jesus came
right into my head.

He took my mind,
filled it with peace
said unto Him
my fears to release.

I once was bound,
but, now I’m fearless
for, Jesus released in me
His calming stillness!

~~~~~~

Matthew 14:26-27

“And when the disciples
saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying,
It is a spirit; and they
cried out for fear.

But straightway Jesus
spake unto them, saying,
Be of good cheer;
it is I; be not afraid.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Decluttering ~

Today I’m decluttering,
my heart and my mind
dumping all the things
I keep dragging behind.

I’ll be getting rid of,
any bitterness I see
and if there be envy
I’ll purge it right out of me.

I’ll toss away the guilt,
dispose of the shame
free any need to point
to others any blame.

I’ll remove all the fear,
eradicate any doubt
eliminate the dread
so to block anxiety out.

Today, I’m decluttering,
so I can stay on track
I’ll destroy the dead weight
that’s been holding me back!

~~~~~

Hebrews 12:1

“Wherefore seeing we also are
compassed about with so great
a cloud of witnesses,
let us lay aside every weight,
and the sin which doth so
easily beset us, and let us
run with patience the race
that is set before us,”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Jesus To The Rescue ~

Lord, today I’m feeling,
a little off course
like a ship without . . .
a navigation source.

I feel like I’m drifting,
in a sea of doubt
and I need Your guidance
to find my way out.

Things are a little foggy,
my head is feeling light
and these waves of fear
I’ll need Your help to fight.

I feel I’ll soon get caught,
like a fish on a hook
for satan’s traps and snares
are everywhere I look.

Lord, today I’m feeling,
like a ship lost at sea
so I’m counting on You . . .
to come and rescue me!

~~~~~~~

Psalm 107:28

“Then they cry unto the Lord
in their trouble, and he
bringeth them out
of their distresses.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Guarding Your Heart and Mind ~

Whatever has you sleepless,
whatever keeps you awake
whatever makes you feel
your heart’s about to break.

Give it all to Jesus,
in your thankful prayer
and He will lift you from
your grief and despair.

Whatever is your worry,
whatever may be your care
whatever is that burden
that you must daily bear.

Give them all to Jesus,
let Him have everything
then your soul will find
rest that is everlasting.

Whatever has you weary,
whatever causes you stress
whatever makes you feel
hopeless and depress.

Give it all to Jesus,
let Him guard your mind
then your heart He will still
and His peace you will find.

Whatever has you anxious,
take it to Jesus in prayer
then release all your fears
and leave them in His care!

~~~~~~~

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be careful for nothing;
but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with
thanksgiving let your requests
be made known unto God.

And the peace of God,
which passeth all
understanding,
shall keep your hearts
and minds
through Christ Jesus.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


A Trembling Mess ~

I use to be,
panic-stricken
I once was
fear driven.

But then Jesus,
said to me
don’t be afraid
by what you see.

I use to be,
a big worry wart
I once was
anxiety’s transport.

But then Jesus,
took my cares
said they were His
alone to bear.

I use to be,
a trembling mess
but then Jesus carried
away all my distress!

~~~~

2 Timothy 1:7

“For God hath not given us
the spirit of fear;
but of power,
and of love,
and of a sound mind.”

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Do Not Be Troubled ~

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Do not be troubled,
do not be afraid
though you think Jesus
your heart has betrayed.

For, there isn’t anything,
stopping Him from loving You
even when you deny Him
in the things you say and do.

Do not be downcast,
do not be disheartened
though Jesus you’ve failed
He has not departed.

For, Jesus sees you’re weak,
He knows you’re in distress
all He wants from you . . .
is your failures to confess.

Do not be troubled,
don’t stay from Him away
Jesus wants to restore
your faith, in Him today!

~~~~~~~~

John 13:37-38

“Peter said unto him,
Lord, why cannot I follow
thee now? I will lay down
my life for thy sake.

Jesus answered him,
Wilt thou lay down thy life
for my sake? Verily, verily,
I say unto thee, The cock
shall not crow, till thou
hast denied me thrice.

John 14:1

“Let not your heart
be troubled:
ye believe in God,
believe also in me.”

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If You Want To Be Transformed ~

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If  you want to be transformed,
your mind you must renew
worry, disbelief and fear
you’ll need to put behind you.

Thoughts of faith and trust,
must be your way of thinking
putting confidence in God
should be your only reasoning.

Any unbelief or doubt,
you will need to get rid of
instead your mind must dwell
on God’s peace and perfect love.

You’ll need to think obedience,
if you want to know God’s will
your stubbornness and pride
you’ll need to silence and still.

If you want to be transformed,
then you must be teachable
into the depth of your heart
God must be reachable!

~~~~~

Romans 12:2

“And be not conformed
to this world:
but be ye transformed
by the renewing
of your mind,
that ye may prove
what is that good,
and acceptable,
and perfect,
will of God.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


Life Isn’t Fair ~

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God’s purposes are bigger,
than all of our troubles
He has His reason
for each of our struggles.

God uses our problems,
to temper our hearts
so His grace and mercy
in them He can impart.

God uses our worries,
to help us focus on
why He sent into this world
His own begotten Son.

God uses our burdens,
so we can learn to be
dependent on Jesus
not in what we can see.

God’s purposes are grander,
than our every care . . .
that’s why in the Bible
you won’t hear, life is fair!

~~~~~~~~~~

Romans 8:28

“And we know that all things
work together for good
to them that love God,
to them who are the called
according to his purpose.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


The Key to Life ~

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The key to life,
is in your hands
when the Bible
in it lands.

It opens the door,
to life, eternal
gets you up and over
sin’s every hurdle.

It holds the meaning,
to what life is about
it gives you hope
takes away the doubt.

It brings Light,
whether night or day
by shining Truth
on the Life and Way.

Jesus is the key,
to eternal life
He is the door . . .
that will end your strife!

~~~~~~~~

Revelation 3:20

“Behold, I stand at the door,
and knock: if any man hear
my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him,
and will sup with him,
and he with me.”

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Deborah Ann Belka


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